Welcome to the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy

The Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy advances physical therapist practice to maximize the lifelong health, well-being and function of persons affected by cancer and HIV.

Knowledge, Compassion, Practice, Results

Our association consists of professional Physical Therapists managing the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary and cardiopulmonary rehabilitative needs of patients resulting from the treatment of active cancer disease.

Call for Associate Editor for Qualitative Research for Rehabilitation Oncology

Rehabilitation Oncology, the official journal of the Academy of Oncologic PT, is seeking a new Associate Editor for Qualitative Research.

New SIG: Oncologic Balance & Falls

The Academy of Oncologic PT has established a new special interest group for PTs and PTAs who are interested in balance problems and falls in cancer survivors.

Chris Barnes, PT, DPT awarded the 2018 Clinical Research Grant

Congratulations to Chris Barnes, PT, DPT for being awarded the 2018 Clinical Research Grant for his proposal “Quality of Life and Physical Function Loss in Rural Lung Cancer Surgery Patients: A Qualitative Study.

Oncology Courses

20190223
Head & Neck Cancer – Grand Haven, MI

Generation Care
Grand Haven, MI

20190223
Exercise Training Guidelines for Individuals With Cancer – Miami, FL

Baptist Health South Florida – Miami, FL

20190302
Exercise Training Guidelines for Individuals With Cancer – Grand Haven, MI

Generation Care
Grand Haven, MI

20190323
What to Know about Oncology Rehabilitation for the Outpatient Clinician – Appleton, WI

ThedaCare
Appleton, WI

20190713
Head & Neck Cancer – Miami, FL

Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, FL

Meet a Member

Frannie Westlake PT, DPT, NCS

Meet Frannie Westlake, Education Chair of the Academy of Oncologic PT. Frannie is an active contributor to our journal, Rehabilitation Oncology, and she was recently awarded a 2018 Emerging Leader Award from the APTA.

Join the Academy of Oncologic PT ListServ

The Academy's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.

Clinical Research Grants

Are you up on the latest Oncology Physical Therapy research or are your just starting out? New and experienced Academy members can make valuable contributions.

Clinical Internship Opportunities

This list of clinical sites is provided as a service to Academy Members.

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

The Academy of Oncologic PT, APTA has several course offerings looking for partners to host. The host facility will be chosen based on the guarantee that they can draw a minimum of 20 registrants.

Academy Member Awards

Know of a PT/PTA professional needing recognition? Here is the place to find out about our Member Awards.

Join the Academy ListServ

The Academy's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.

Resource Guide for Specialization

This document, prepared by the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, is designed to help you in your preparation for the specialist examination.

Sign Up to Become a Volunteer

This Academy survives and thrives on it's exceptional line of volunteers. From experienced to clincians; if you want to be a leader, we have a position.

Look Inside the Oncology Toolbox

What's in your Physical Therapy Bag of Tricks? Find more and contribute some.

Booth Signup

Sign up for an available volunteer slot at the Academy booth in the CSM Exhibit Hall! You must be logged in to sign up.